Telangana Will Lease Out Area In Its Prisons To States With Overcrowded Jails For ₹10,000 A Month

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Telangana plans to rent out its jail cells to states with too many prisoners.
In 2015, the country made global headlines when it leased space in a Dutch jail for its prisoners because its own jails were too full.
“Fundamental rights and human rights of people, however they may be placed, cannot be ignored only because of their adverse circumstances,” the court said.
Director general of prisons, VK Singh, told HT that this move has been inspired by Norway.
The state will charge Rs 10,000 a month for each prisoner.

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